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((((((((( I'm a tried and true hand knitter, advanced beginner since 1970! LOL!!

I crochet a lot, too (1973) and love to ALTER a pattern at will. LOL!!

Watching machine knitting if facinating!
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What type of knitting do you like to do? hand knit, machine knit, loom knit
 

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I'm a hand knitter but toying with the idea of buying a knitting machine in the next year. I'm just too slow finishing items. If I had a machine (and could get through the learning curve) I could keep up with my "to do" list, but I think I would miss knitting by hand.
Oh my, never happy.
 

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I hand knit and machine knit. The machine uses a finer yarn and can get a sweater done in 1 day. I hand knit the thicker yarns for leisure. Both have advantages and would miss either one. They are almost like 2 different hobbys to me and I enjoy them both. I also hand crochet.
 

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((((((((( Hand knitting for me; DPNS, Circulars, SP/s. I haven't tried working with two circulars nor the magic loop method but have viewed the videos.

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What type of knitting do you like to do? hand knit, machine knit, loom knit
 

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I am a hand knitter, have been for some years. I did stop for awhile as I was having some trouble getting wool back in England but now I have a overabundance of the stuff, the only thing lacking is actual clothing patterns here, jumpers etc, so I scan the web and get a few from there.
 

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i'm with ppthatsme..........hand and machine are two different hobbies for me.....love them both, along with sewing, quilting, and weaving....what're you gonna do??? wouldn't give up any of them...
 

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I loom knit(knifty knitter) and crochet. Desperately looking for small dog(pug) open faced ski mask. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Mask stays on(pugs have odd shaped heads) and also keeps the neck warm!
 

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Hi, I just joined. I have recently been working with loom knitting. I really like it. Still not real advanced yet. I have made a few things. I haven't taught myself to crochet or knit well yet. They are another thing on my to do list. lol. No one around me that does these things, so I have to do it on my own and with online friends.
 

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I do hand knitting. I've only been knitting for 2 or 3 years and I really enjoy it and i'm excited to learn new stitches. Now I'm trying to knit socks. It looks complicated, wish me luck.
 

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Txstitcher said:
Hi, I just joined. I have recently been working with loom knitting. I really like it. Still not real advanced yet. I have made a few things. I haven't taught myself to crochet or knit well yet. They are another thing on my to do list. lol.
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I also have been cross stitching for a long time. I like embroidery, haven't done much of that in awhile. I have so many things I want to do and so many things I want to learn how to do. But nobody local by me that I can get together with for any of it. So, I have online friends. :) :thumbup:
 

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I'm with the hand knitting/machine knitting crowd, like both hobbies. I also machine embroidery...I know, not knitting or crochet but there it is, I like to embellish my knits with the emb machine.

Just finished a pair of hand knit socks on size 2 double pointed needles using Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn. Love the stuff it has aloe in it. I really wanted to learn how to knit socks on 2 circular needles but don't have the patience to read the instructions and do what it says so there it is!!!

Picture is my Heart and Sole socks.
 

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I love hand knitting. It is cheap, highly portable, soothing activity and it is impressive when people see you doing it in public ;). I do sometimes loom knit, but I find it to be quite slow! Still, sometimes it is more practical with certain yarns etc... As for machine knitting, well I would like to try it, but I don't have the money to drop on a machine, nor do I have the space for one. Besides that, it would be weird to say I knit it, but I would still like to try.
 

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Funny you would feel weird saying you knit it because it was knit on a machine, you are still knitting. Wouldn't you say you sewed it if you sewed something on a sewing machine? You are still sewing, right? Wouldn't you say you wove it if you have a weaving loom? You could hand weave but whatever, its all weaving, right?
I like to HK when I'm watching TV at night. During the day I like to MK. When I go someplace where I know I'm going to be sitting and waiting, I either take my HKing or I take something I've MK'd and sew it together. I recently arrived very eary at a probate court...I was told to go early to get a parking space. I wasn't allowed to go in with knitting but they didn't mind if I sewed my socks together. So that would be a good place to sew up a MK project if I ever have to go back there.
Speaking of budgets BTW did you know you can get half off coupons for JoAnns and Michaels and Hobby Lobby and buy a Ultimate Sweater Machine half price? I have one and like it for the hand knit yarns I buy that I can't resist when I go in one of those hobby stores. My knitting machine doesn't like thicker yarns but the USM sings with it.

Picture shows latest Heart and Sole socks, started 2 weeks ago...whoops they wouldn't let me knit at court so they aren't finished yet
 

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